In our sex-saturated culture, how do you live a life of purity? The clothes you wear send a message to the people around you.“I think a lot of girls feel like, in the name of fashion, they need to show tons of skin.Purity, she stresses, is not just about abstaining from sex until you are married.It is a mindset that encompasses every area of your life. Though dressing modestly isn’t the only aspect of living a pure life, it’s the one people often think of first, and with good reason.Q: “My girlfriend and I are Christians but we are sexually active.We know we are in the wrong and that God’s teaching tells us to be pure and wait till we are married.
Harris points out that there are some pretty compelling reasons to practice self-control in this key area of our lives.
“I think when we know that God loves us and He’s got the best plans for us, then we will want to live His way.
Editor's Note: In the March/April issue, we featured a special collection of articles on Christian singleness and sexual purity.
But that’s really hard for our brothers in the Lord.
It’s hard for them to keep their minds pure when they see so much skin,” St. “I think sometimes girls say that they are waiting (until they are married to have sex), but they are dressing in a way that is completely opposite.” Dressing modestly doesn’t mean sacrificing style, she says. You have to get more creative.” Living a pure lifestyle also means guarding our minds and hearts, St. We do this by closely monitoring the things that we watch and listen to.
She said she has relied on all three of those to keep her accountable.